Thursday, 19 September 2013

Getting Your Home Ready For The Winter Months

Now that summer has definitely gone out the window and the colder months have started to kick in, it’s officially time for fall household improvements that will help you save a decent amount of money.

Some of the most important areas of your house to examine is your roof and gutters. The roof can be one of the most pricey parts of the house to fix and/or replace so no matter how small the problem is, make it a point to repair damages at once.  If you find loose shingles, a less expensive piece of advise is to seal by hand the loose shingles using roofing cement.

Your gutters are very important, yet we often take them for granted.  Gutters collect and get rid of the rainwater [during winter time, it’s snow and ice on and in your gutters that will melt down during the sunny mornings and early afternoons] from the roof and correctly channel it to the soil.  Without them, water will seep into your house and might create problems to your basement.  Proper maintenance is important.  Have them cleaned on a regular basis to avoid clogging.  If you have no idea on how to do this, Google for tips online or better yet, seek for professional advice. 

To save on heating prices, you can opt to weather strip the edges of your doors and windows.  Also, use thick curtains as they also keep the air from flowing out the window gaps.  By doing so, warm air is sealed inside your house, eventually, helping you in saving a few bucks!  Feel free to read more tips on dream doors.

It’s suggested that you use a low growing spray foam for larger crevices that you might locate. On the exterior of your home you must examine for unattached siding. Close unprotected junctions with a respectable grade of clear silicone and use aluminum nails to fasten movable trim. For the external area of brick dwellings, always check for unattached mortar and fill areas where needed. To read more about the KJRH News story, go to their website.

The attic entry panel is usually the poorest insulated portion of your ceiling, allowing expensive heat to leave your home.  So have some time to check the ceiling for cracks and holes.  When spotted, make sure to fix the damage at once.

Find time to rearrange your furniture.  Have your sofa, bed, dining table and workstation placed near the heater.  The nearer they are to the heater, the warmer it is for you.  You no longer need to turn up the heater and that helps you save money, too!

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